Travelers to the Arkansas Delta are likely to find crops in various stages – cotton, rice, soybeans, wheat, and corn in particular – along with orchards on the ridge and catfish ponds to the south. You’ll find vestiges of the past, such as historic barns and abandoned gins, as well as nods to modern agriculture – pivot irrigation systems, precision land levelers, cotton module builders, low-flying crop dusters, and grain elevators and storage facilities. In addition to this rural scenery dotting the landscape, there are several other agritourism sites listed here for a more immersive experience.
If you are traveling during harvest season, you might find yourself behind a farmer shifting large equipment to a new field, cotton modules being hauled to the gin, or grain being delivered to storage. That is part of being in the rural south, so be careful, relax, and don’t get in a hurry.